ALM 12

Proceedings ALM-12, Melbourne, Australia, 2005

Theme: Connecting voices in adult mathematics and numeracy: practitioners, researchers and learners

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Separate articles from the proceedings (searchable pdf)

Plenary sessions
Research into research on adults in Bridging Mathematics: the past, the present and the futureJanet A Taylor & Linda Galligan


If we have a commitment to social justice, what is it in adult maths / numeracy education that we think is worth fighting for?Keiko Yasukawa


Access and equal opportunities: Is it sufficient for maths and social justice? Response to Keiko Yasukawa’s paperDave Baker


Notes from the Social Justice Forum


Numeracies in Indigenous communitiesCaty Morris


Lost in a sea of literacy: Numeracy and indigenous adult learnersMichael Michie


Paper presentations
Proportional reasoning of adults with different levels of literacy*Silvia Alatorre & Olimpia Figueras


Evolution of enabling programs through a changing environmentHelen Barton & Jennifer Scott


Adult numeracy: What is it, and who teaches it?Andy Begg


Online numeracy resources in the context of Safe Administration of Medicines (SAM)Monica Behrend, Robyn Clark, Catherine Hall & Pauline Hill


Adult learning and oral cultureTrevor Birney


Bridging the Gap for First Year Students with the Use of Peer Tutoring*Georgina Carmody & Leigh Wood


Surfing the adult numeracy wave: What can we learn from each other in the UK and Australia?*Diana Coben


Love the new syllabus but where is the text book? Reconceptualising mathematics for senior high school students to build their confidence and successMoira Cordiner & Patrick Trussler


Adults’ dialogic productive mathematical interactions in the classroom*J. Díez-Palomar,.J. Giménez Rodríguez, & P. Garcia Wehrle


Numeracy down the drain: Adult Education explores House Water Expert*Helen Faine


Mapping the ‘mathematics problem’ in Ireland: A longitudinal study of diagnostic test results*Olivia Gill & John O’Donoghue


Using topic maps to support adults’ mathematics learning*Gerard Golding & John O’Donoghue


What should be in a training course for adult numeracy teachers?Graham Griffiths


Researching literacy and numeracy costs and benefits: what is possible?Robyn Hartley & Jackie Home


Finding the fire: Numeracy and literacy for public safety volunteers*Christine Hayes, Barry Golding & Jack Harvey


Mind and gesture: the numeracy of a vocational student*Kees Hoogland


Using spreadsheets for algebraMarj Home       159


Challenging negative attitudes, low self-efficacy beliefs, and math-anxiety in pre-tertiary adult learners.*Christopher M. Klinger


Cartoons in numeracy: A laughable ideaBrian Kogler


Asking Good Questions in the Numeracy ClassroomBrian Kogler & Jill Finch


Real life aspects in number stories of an adult math-avoider – A case study*Jens Langpaap


Mathematics in hair and beauty: Staying in businessCarol Lee


The struggling apprentice: Defining the context and exploring possibilitiesCathy Leung & Tricia O’Donnell


An approach to get to know the mathematical background of the studentsLisbeth Lindberg


The KAM project: Mathematics in vocational subjects*LeifMaerker


Creative conversations: Connecting voices of teachers and researchers to rethink assessment*Beth Marr


The Struggling Apprentice: Reflections on practice in supporting trade apprentices who struggle with numeracy concepts.*Patricia O’Donnell & Cathy Leung


Statistics for Marine Studies: The issues in teaching statistics to students of mixed ages and backgrounds Shirley Porter


Reflective practice in adult numeracy professional developmentValerie Seabright


Discussion group
Theoretical framework for adults learning mathematicsDavid Kaye


Workshop sessions
New ways into geometry: Ideas + readily available computer tools = powerful learningPeter Enge & Noeline Little


Preparing an article for a journalGail FitzSimons


Financial numeracy: in whose interest?Sue Gunningham


Fractal Activities for the ClassroomPaula Herlihy


Discourse in the classroom and its place in learningMarj Home


Finance First ProjectRosanneHunt


Hands, feet and other body partsHelen McKenzie, Sheena Parnell & Moira Statham


Designing an excursion to integrate literacy, numeracy and computing skillsDianne Parslow


Using new technologies in adult numeracy teachingPrue Pullen, Diana Coben, Ian Stevenson, Harvey Mellar, Maria Kambouri & Nora Mogey


Teaching Functional Concepts in an AlgebraKatherine Safford-Ramus


Some games for supporting learningMarj Home


Origami Boxes and Jelly Beans: Activities to suit all levels of numeracyBeth Marr